Credentials and Professional Academies
- Board Certified, American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Head/Neck Surgery (AOCOOHNS)
- Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
- Fellow, American College of Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery
- Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Head/Neck Surgery
- President, Colorado Learning Center for Human Anatomy
- Facial Aesthetics Speakers Bureau, National Education Faculty, Allergan Pharmaceuticals
- Medical Executive Committee, Longmont United Hospital (Centura Health)
- Past National Board Examiner, Facial Plastic Surgery Section, American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Head/Neck Surgery
- Past Board of Trustees, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Past President, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
- Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
- Member, American Osteopathic Association
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Peter Schmid belongs to the following medical associations:
Dr. Peter Schmid - Doctor of Osteopathy
What is a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) and how is it like a medical doctor (MD)?
- Applicants to both D.O. and M.D. medical colleges have four-year undergraduate degrees with an emphasis on scientific courses.
- D.O.s and M.D.s complete four years of basic medical education.
- After medical school, D.O.s and M.D.s obtain graduate medical education through such programs as internships and residencies. This training typically lasts three to six years and prepares D.O.s and M.D.s to practice a specialty.
- Both D.O.s and M.D.s can choose to practice in any specialty area of medicine-such as pediatrics, family practice, psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics.
- D.O.s and M.D.s must pass comparable examinations to obtain state licenses.
- D.O.s and M.D.s both practice in fully accredited and licensed health care facilities.
Doctors of Osteopathy differ distinctly from MDs because
- D.O.s practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole.
- Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.
- D.O.s receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system-your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that make up two-thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of the ways that an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect another.
Dr. Schmid services patients around the country, including Denver, Longmont and Boulder County in Colorado. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Schmid to determine the best treatment for your cosmetic surgical needs.